In this document we report on the tempo induction contest held as part of the ISMIR 2004 Audio Description Contests, organized at the University Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona in September 2004 and won by Anssi Klapuri from Tampere University.
The goal of this contest was to compare state-of-the-art algorithms in the task of inducing the basic tempo (i.e. a scalar, in BPM) from audio signals. For informations on other contests (on Genre Classification, Artist Identification, Melody Detection and Rhythm Classification), see the contest webpage.
In this document, we present the 12 different algorithms tested, we detail the framework set up for this contest, the test database of 3199 instances, the several accuracy measures used and we summarize the results. More detailed results are given here.